Sauteed Radishes and Watercress

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 bunches radishes, quartered, leaving a bit of the greens on top for decoration

2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt)

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 bunches watercress, coarse stems discarded and watercress rinsed, but not spun dry (about 10 cups)


  1. Trim radishes and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch wedges.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then saute radish wedges with salt, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a platter and keep warm, loosely covered.
  3. Saute garlic in remaining tablespoon butter in skillet over moderately high heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add watercress and saute, covered, until wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Return radish wedges to skillet to reheat quickly and serve.